We are in the 2nd day of the Smackdown Round One, put together by Love Between the Sheets and my guys still need your love and your votes. There is ebooks, Book Boyfriend swag, and a special grand prize at the end.
Each of the 39 leading men taking part have their own supporting blog with extracts, character interviews, and giveaways. Due to a unforeseen glitch, Caleb is without a home for the moment. That’s okay, anyone who’s read Shades of Atlantis knows Caleb is used to moving about. Until he gets settled, read on to learn a little more about Caleb and an extract from Shades. While you’re here, enter the rafflechopter for a chance to win an ebook.
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Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she has always felt that she didn't quite fit in...in Camden, or anywhere else.
Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona's small town. While their attraction to each other is instantaneous, it also proves to be dangerous...and deadly. When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew. It's there she discovers from an unlikely source that her family has been keeping secrets from her - secrets about not only her birthright, but her ultimate destiny as well. Armed with this knowledge, Triona finds herself thrown into a whole new world and into a battle to save the lives of everyone she loves.
Character Name – Caleb Wallace
Character Type – Swoony and Sensitive
Caleb is almost 150 (at the time of the book) and originally from New York. Physically, he appears 21 because of the long life span of his supernatural race. He’s charming, handsome, well-travelled, intelligent, and a bit of a loner. His closest friends are his older brother, Joshua and Seth, who was taken in by his parents when his own died. The three often operate restaurants when not travelling or studying. He enjoys cooking and is good at it.
Caleb loves his books and had an extensive rare and antique book collection. He’s inherited an interest in folklore and history from his historian father. He enjoys fast cars, nice clothes, and luxury but the people in his life are more important to him. Caleb’s reserved and introspective, often bottling up his feelings and taking the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s prone to wrong decisions for the right reasons.
Learn more about Caleb
What is your ideal woman like? -- Triona. I didn’t have an ideal before her. I wasn’t looking. Triona is strong, but isn’t aware of her own strength. She loves without reservation. She questions everything, but has the patience to wait for answers. She brave and kind, soft and tough as the same time. She makes me laugh. She has this way of making me crazy and calm in a single moment.
What do you like the least about yourself? -- That I never feel enough. I try to do right by everyone. I strive to be a better man and often fail.
What are the three most important things in life to you? -- My soulmate, my family and friends, and being a good man.
What music is on your playlist right now? -- An eclectic mix of classical, jazz, and rock.
What is your favorite pet name for a girl? -- I don’t have one. I sometimes call Triona, love or darling. A bit old fashioned but habit I picked up from years of listening to my parents.
What is your idea of a perfect first date? -- It wasn’t really a date, but I once took Triona up Mount Battie late at night. I parked overlooking the bay. It had been snowing, but the sky had cleared and the moon was bright. We talked, really talked for the first time, about life and love. Then we danced in the beams of the headlight and we kissed. That was perfect.
Where is the most romantic place you’ve ever kissed a girl? -- See above.
I wanted to move away. I knew his touch would only make the ache stronger, but his fingers encircled my arms, holding me perfectly still. He groaned, moving his mouth up my neck to the dent below my ear, and I felt the tip of his tongue caress my skin, almost as if he were tasting me. My heart raced uncontrollably. In one swift motion he spun me around to face him. A desire to consume, a deep physical hunger, darkened and glazed his eyes. Caleb’s hands glided down to my waist, and mine twisted through his hair as I fought to breathe through his feverish kisses. I could feel his breathing against my lips as shallow and rapid as my own. Caleb raised his hands behind his head and slid them over my hands, unlocking my fingers from his hair and gripping my wrists before lifting them to the cold glass behind my head. His lips dragged from mine and pressed against my ear. His body crushed against mine. His voice was deep with both agony and pleasure.
“I could take you now,” he rasped.
I sighed, breathless with the ecstasy surging through my veins. I wasn’t thinking; he had me completely within his control.
“I could have any woman I want, but I only want you. I’ve never wanted anyone before you. You are my soul mate.” His voice was persuasive, so irresistible, as if he had connected directly into my brain. Caleb pulled his face back inches from mine; his eyes were shimmering as tiny lights danced in his irises. “I love you, Triona.” The way he spoke those four words made my legs weak. I could barely get my thoughts together, but I knew that Caleb was showing me what he was capable of, how much he was keeping back, so I would know that if he only wanted me in that way, it would have happened months ago when we first met. He wasn’t rejecting me.
“I love you too,” I told him, trying to keep my voice even. This was yet another price to pay for loving Caleb. But I couldn’t not love him now; what choice did I have? I would have to wait. Wait for answers and wait for the ache inside me to be satisfied.
Caleb sensed I was caving again, giving in to his will. His grip loosened, and his body moved away from me.
“This, us, is not going to be easy, is it?” I muttered dryly, grimacing at him.
A relieved smile stretched his lips, but his eyes remained guarded. His finger brushed over my lips, and then he took my hand. “Come with me.”
“Where?” I asked. The aching was fading — not disappearing, just being shut away for the moment.
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